Washington Times hires former NRA president

David Keene, who recently stepped down as president of the National Rifle Association, will take a new job as the opinion editor of the Washington Times.

“At a time when the conservative movement is struggling to apply its values to the challenges facing America, we are lucky to have a leader of David’s caliber, wisdom and experience shape our opinion strategy," said John Solomon, the paper's editor.

Keene stepped down from the gun lobby in May, the end of his two-year term. Before his post at the NRA, he served as president of the American Conservative Union.

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